How Trump will do in his re-election, will be based on whether he does something about our MASSIVE trade deficit.
If he does, he wins. BIG. He will win with Republicans, and quite a few Democrats also.
It will be huge.
But if he doesn’t, no amount of electioneering, will bring his voters out.
It is very simple. DO SOMETHING ABOUT OUR MASSIVE TRADE DEFICIT.
The issue of the trade deficit, in and of itself, is a non-campaign issue. The average American either doesn't know what it is, or doesn't care. It won't matter spit in the 2020 election.
Now, that doesn't mean that policies that are technically geared to reduce the trade deficit, are not campaign issues. These policies can be cited for increasing manufacturing jobs at homes, bring back jobs from abroad, etc. But the raw fact that we have a large trade deficit is immaterial to the vast majority of voters.
I wish you were right but until the trade deficit or the national debt interferes with the average Americans life we don’t care. Unfortunately, when debt does affect our lives it will be to late.
Cutting the budget deficit will help Trump but not cutting it won’t hurt him very much. The democrats will posture. The conservatives will whine but in the end if unemployment stays low, median income rises and we have our little trinkets the average voter will support the president, any president.
them to explain exactly what the trade deficit is by definition, 900 would not have a clue.